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    Published On : Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
    Education / Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Meet the UPSC Conquerors from Nagpur!

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    As the UPSC Mains results were out on Thursday, it brought cheers to the aspirants of Nagpur too. With four students making it to success, the city certainly looks forward to churn out more successful candidates in the nation’s top examination. As Nagpur lad Vipin Itankar made to the 14th rank in India and holds first rank in Maharashtra, those preparing for IAS in the city got a big morale boost from the outcome.

    Nagpur Today interacted with the successful candidates from Nagpur, including the state topper Vipin Itankar.

    IMG-20140612-WA0016My wife prompted me to achieve success : Vipin Itankar

    Hailing from Nagpur, Vipin Itankar completed his schooling from Vidya Niketan in Chandrapur. Taking up the UPSC with Medical Science as the optional subject, Vipin got successful in his fourth attempt and able to command 14th rank at all India level.

    Talking to Nagpur Today, Vipin said after completing his MBBS from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College here, he took up job in Chandigarh where he stayed with his wife. He said, “It was my wife who directed me to take up UPSC examination. I give the credit of my success to my mother.”

    Following up his study schedule after the hectic day’s work, Vipin could manage study time only after his job timings that ran from 8 am to 5 pm.  Whenever he got time, he would head for his coaching and take up mock test and interviews.

    Vipin’s sister is an Engineer working with Infosys while his mother is a housewife. His father used to work with Maharashtra Electronics Limited before he passed away.

    Sending out his message to the UPSC aspirants, he said besides perseverance and dedication the candidates should need to attempt the examinations in a planned manner. “One should read more about current affairs and go through the newspapers on regular basis.”

    On being asked about how he felt for his success, Vipin said, “I feel proud and elated and I am on cloud 9.”

     

    My brother’s motivation and guidance helped me succeed: Awesh Anand Titarmare 

    While speaking exclusively with Nagpur Today, Awesh Anand Titarmare said that my elder brother is IAS from Bihar Cadre, who inspired me and instilled confidence in me to study hard and appear in the UPSC exams.

    NT: When did you think of becoming an IAS Officer? Was this what you aspired right from the beginning?
    Awesh:  It was my childhood dream of becoming an IAS Officer. Yes, I always aspired to become an IAS officer.

    NT: Was this your first attempt?
    Awesh: No. This was my second attempt and I am going to attempt again for increasing my rankings.

    NT: Did you join any coaching classes?
    Awesh: Yes. I did join coaching classes. Initially it does help, but focus should be on understanding the basics.

    NT: What were your subjects for main exams?
    Awesh:  I had opted for Anthropology.

    NT: Any particular pattern did you follow to study?
    Awesh: I had a strategy for each and every subject and concentrated more on basics.

    NT: Your educational background?
    Awesh: I did my schooling from Kendriya Vidhayalya, Bhandara. I did my BDS from Government Dental College, Nagpur in 2011.

    NT: Whom do you give the Credit of your success?
    Awesh: My parents and my elder brother who is also an IAS in Bihar Cadre. In 2006 he ranked second in Maharashtra. My brother’s motivation and guidance helped me lot.

    NT: Tell us about your family ?
    Awesh: My father is retired employee of Ordanance Factory Bhandara, while my mother is a house wife and my elder brother is an IAS officer in Bhandara.

    NT: Would you like to give any message for the aspirants, especially those from Nagpur?
    Awesh: Sheer hardwork is the key and family support and guidance plays a very vital part. Proper guidance and smart work can give you sure success.

    The credit for my success goes to my parents, teachers and Google: Ankur

    Ankur Meshram

    Ankur Meshram

    Ankur Meshram who secured 1084th position in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2013, in an exclusive talk with Nagpur Today said that I would give all the credit to my parents, teachers and Google.

    NT: When did you think of becoming an IAS? Was this what you aspired from right from the beginning?
    Ankur: After doing my Engineering first thing that came to mind was to go for UPSC.

    NT: Was this your first attempt?
    Ankur: Yes, this was my first attempt, however, I am going to attempt again.

    NT: Did you join any coaching classes?
    Ankur: No, I did not join any coaching classes, since it does not help. Initially I did join a coaching class in Delhi then I realized it was that helpful. In class there are about 400 students and 10-20 batches in a day.

    NT: What were your subjects for main exams?
    Ankur: I had opted for Philosophy.

    NT: Did you follow any particular pattern for your UPSC studies?
    Ankur: I concentrated on current affairs, and read NCERT books and my CBSE background helped a lot.

    NT: What is your educational background?
    Ankur: I did my BE Electronics from NUVA Engineering College.

    NT: Whom do you give the credit of your success?
    Ankur: My parents, teachers and Google.

    NT: Tell us about your family?
    Ankur: My father is a Doctor, my mother is a Gynecologist and I have a younger sister who is doing her M.B.B.S IInd year.

    NT: Would you like to give any message for the aspirants especially those from Nagpur?
    Ankur: There is no need to go to Delhi for preparations. One can focus on self study and sustained hard work will certainly help in the examinations.

     

    Hard-work, proper guidance, patience and perseverance alone helped me clear UPSC: Arpit

    Arpit Gudadhe

    Arpit Gudadhe

    In an exclusive interview with Nagpur Today, Arpit Gudade who secured 992nd position in the UPSC examinations, he spoke of his hard work, sustained efforts and support from his family and friends to clear the UPSC examinations. A very modest person, who did not carry any air or attitude about himself and his achievement, spoke to Nagpur Today in single line statements. 

    NT: When did you think of becoming an IAS? Was this what you aspired from right from the beginning?
    Arpit: I always wanted to serve our nation. I basically wanted to work on grass root levels.

    NT: Any particular pattern did you follow to study? Was this your first attempt?
    Arpit: This was the 4th Attempt.

    NT: How many years did you prepare for it?
    Arpit: I started preparing for it in 2010. After my Bachelor of Engineering from YCCE, I joined Mahindra & Mahindra in Nagpur after working there for one year. After giving a serious thought, I moved to Delhi for UPSC preparations.

    NT: Did you join any coaching classes?
    Arpit: Yes for the sake proper guidance, I joined coaching classes.

    NT: What were your subjects for main exams?
    Arpit: Since there is only one optional subject, I opted for Anthropology.

    NT: What is your educational background?
    Arpit: I did my schooling from Hadas High School, Nagpur and then did my Bachelor of Engineering from YCCE College.

    NT: Whom do you give the credit for your success?
    Arpit: God Almighty, my parents, teachers and friends.

    NT: Tell us about your family?
    Arpit: My father is retired from ITI, (Industrial Training Institute) my mother is a house-maker and I have a younger sister and she is doing MD.

    NT: Would you like to give any message for the aspirants, especially future candidates from Nagpur?
    Arpit: I am an average student. I think an aspirant can be successful with hard-work, proper guidance, patience and perseverance.

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